Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
You can't leave Montana without visiting its two famous national parks: Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Yellowstone National Park is the world's first national park and also the largest in the United States. The park is famous for geysers, hot springs, canyons, forests, wilderness, wildlife and a large lake. Due to the diversity of features, your list of activities will be endless, including kayaking, fishing, hiking and watching bison, moose and elk wander close by.
Big Sky Resort
1 Lone Mountain Trail
Big Sky, MT 59716
You won't want to visit Montana in the winter and miss the biggest skiing in America. Access 5,500 acres of un-crowded trails and 25 lifts. Yellowstone Park is right next door!
Livingston, located in southern Montana on the Yellowstone River, is a world-famous fly fishing destination. Anglers from all over the world come to Livingston to fish for wild trout and to view the vast collection of angling memorabilia throughout this fly-fishing town.
306 6th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59103
Located near downtown Billings, MetraPark is the state's largest events center, offering a year-round schedule of concerts, conventions, rodeos, hockey games and football games. MetraPark is home to the Montana Fair, held annually in the second full week in August.
Lolo National Forest
Don't miss Lolo National Forest, located in Missoula in western Montana. The scenic lakes in Lolo National Forest offer opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing, boating and water skiing.
Gardiner is located in southwest Montana at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, and the Yellowstone River runs right through the middle of town. The city serves as the only year-round entrance to Yellowstone National Park. In the summer and fall, activities in Gardiner include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking and hunting.
Bucking Horse Sale
511 Pleasant Street
Miles City, MT 59301
Attend the annual Bucking Horse Sale in Miles City and see for yourself why the residents pride themselves on being "The Friendliest Town in the West." Held the third weekend in May, the world-famous Bucking Horse Sale annually debuts some of the finest bucking stock seen on the continent. This event also features a parade, trade show, horse racing, wild horse races, art shows, barbecues and live entertainment.
One of the nation's major river systems, the Missouri River, is born high in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. The Missouri River area, in the northeastern corner of Montana, features unspoiled land that offers a fantastic getaway for those who love the outdoors and recreational activities like hunting, hiking and fishing.
1300 W. Park Street
Butte, MT 59701
The community of Butte is located on the Continental Divide, surrounded by mountains. Butte has been a mining town since its creation in the late 19th century, and was one of the largest and most notorious copper boomtowns in the west. If you want to see a fantastic mineral collection or need advice on where to look for your own mineral specimens in the Butte area, visit the Mineral Museum, located on the Montana Tech campus.
High Bridge Road
Dillon, MT 59718
About an hour north of Butte is the city of Dillon, home of Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, offering breathtaking scenery and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. In the winter, you can snowmobile, cross-country ski and downhill ski. Summertime offers hiking, fishing and many scenic driving areas. Cast your reel at High Bridge, a state fishing access site located in Dillon on the Beaverhead River.